11/28/2000:
SAT-Practice Word of the Day: obdurate
Intermediate Word of the Day: seminal
Difficult Word of the Day: gerenuk

CALEB 'S ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVITY

Some forty years ago it was,
My brother Josh and I
Were wakened by a blazing star
That filled the eastern sky;

And suddenly, below the star,
We heard the angels sing:
"All glory be to God on high
And to the new-born king."

You l never saw a night likc that,
So full of light and sound.
The cherubim and seraphim
Were wheeling all around.
The shepherds left their midnight fires,
The herdsmen left their tents,
And hastened into Bethlehem
To seek the little prince.

Then wise men came by caravan
From lands beyond the sun,
With gold and frankincense and myrrh
For God's Appointed One.
We followed them across the town,
And while their trumpets blew
They knelt before the baby's crib,
And Josh and I knelt too.

"And after that, what happened?"
Well, You know how people are.
At first we listened to the song,
At first we watched the star,
And then the shepherds sought their fIocks,
The wise men turned aside,
And when the rooster clapped his wings
The baby woke and cried.

"And then, what happened after that?
Not much of anything.
The baby grew to be a man
But never was a king.
He rounded up some followers
And roamed the countryside,
And some folks say he lives today
But some folks say he died.



11/29/2000: